Saturday, June 1, 2024

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Press Release:


"Bubble Artist Duo Entertains Children Throughout Allegheny County, PA"

 

Mark and Brenda Askew, the creative force behind Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show, a black owned business, fell in love with the art of bubble blowing over three decades ago.


"I knew we had something special when we were making giant six feet bubbles in a park in Baltimore Maryland. A huge immaculately clean and shiny 8 wheeler semi-trailer truck slowed down, backed up, then moved us. The driver got out and said, "'I just had to see what you are doing. This is amazing!'" When bubbles can stop a  truck, you know you've got something worth sharing."


Mark became fascinated by bubble blowing later in life. He observed the bubble masters online and decided to reinvent the art of bubble blowing for the enjoyment of young audiences locally.


Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show has as a growing audience of thousands and an impressive performance portfolio which includes consecutive performances at recent Afram festivals, the Reginald Lewis Museum, events for the Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Inner Harbor, the annual Artscape festival, several events in Mt Airy, MD and 5 consecutive performances at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore,  to name a few.


"After seeing us on six television news segments our sons said we were becoming local kids edutainment celebrities.“  Mark and his wife of 40+ years, Brenda Marie, decided to move their successful business from Baltimore, MD to Pittsburgh, PA. As new residents of Pittsburgh, they are now performing at various community concerts in parks and at festivals. 


Mark explains why they made the move.  “Pennsylvania enjoys a ranking of #20 among best places to live for seniors according to US News and World Report. The city of Pittsburgh won a ranking of #9 among best places to live in the US according to livability.com. The state's retirement benefits and tax advantages also made it an attractive alternative.”


When asked what keeps children coming back for more Mark replied, "I would say KIB (kid in a bubble). Yes, we put kids in bubbles and let them experience bubbles from the inside out. It's an amazing experience best caught on camera and enjoyed in slow motion. Following that we present an art of bubble blowing workshop which helps kids learn the art of bubble blowing.”


Mark reveals what satisfies him most while performing. "Seeing children play for hours at our bubble stations as they try to mimic the creations of the bubble artist.  Its deeply satisfying to see children enjoying the wonders of bubbles."


Catch Mark Angelo and Brenda Marie, of Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show at a school, park and community festival near you.


Contributed: Mark Askew

613 Springdale Dr

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

443 683 1406
412 398 6205




Boilerplate Statements:

Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show puts fantastic in each and every event. Angelo and Marie’s musical bubble show features a 30 minute bubble show where we amaze kids with sky painting, rainbow making, and fascinatingly beautiful bubble sculptures in mid-air, as well as our signature interactive KIB (kid in a bubble). Yes we put kids inside of bubbles! Afterward kids can play at our five interactive bubble stations in "Bubble Land".



Company Overview

Bubble artists Angelo and Marie of Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show has been wowing audiences with fascinating bubble tricks, art and play for over a decade.  The colorful, creative and festive bubble wand display creates a fun aura at festivals , play grounds, parks and school grounds. The added features of interactive bubble stations turns any grounds into a virtual Bubble Land. 


Affiliations and Business Partnerships:



(BOPA) Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts


Mount Airy Arts Alliance 


Carroll Count Art Council


Other Contractual Business Partnerships:


Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore (Baltimore Inner Harbor)

MICA 

Affiliate Member of Visit Baltimore (baltimore.org)

Carroll Count Public Libraries (‎Eldersburg Branch · ‎Westminster Branch · ‎North Carroll Branch · ‎Mount Airy Branch)




Media Contacts

Mark Askew 412 398-6205

Brenda Askew 443 813-0685




High-res Images


Bubble Artist "Angelo"


Bubble Artist "Marie"


Bubble Artist "Angelo"


Bubble Artists "Angelo and Marie"


"Angelo & Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show"


Bubble Show Program



Bubble Show Arena



Bubble Show Arena


























Logos and other Brand Assets

Company logo:  


"Putting a little fantastic in each and every day."

Book:
"The Art of Bubble Blowing" 
 Author: Mark Askew, Photography by Brenda Askew




Video Documentary: "The Art of Bubble Blowing" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOEP9gx6toY


 Author: Mark Askew, Video and Photography by Brenda Askew and other contributors.

Product and Service information

Product: Book


Books - The Art of Bubble Blowing by Mark Angelo Askew

Product: Video Documentary "The Art of Bubble Blowing"

Services:

Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show provides a 30 minute performance featuring KIB (Kid In A Bubble) That’s right, we put kids and adults inside of giant soap bubbles. We also provide 5 bubble play stations for your guests to enjoy during the next half hour.  


About The Show

Angelo and Marie’s musical bubble show features a 30 minute bubble show where we amaze kids with sky painting, rainbow making, and fascinatingly beautiful bubble sculptures in mid-air, as well as our signature interactive KIB (kid in a bubble). Yes we put kids inside of bubbles! Kids will play for hours at our bubble stations as they try to mimic the creations of our bubble artists. 


Watch Bubble Show Video


Our red carpet photo-op-worthy “setup is approximately 30 feet in diameter and provides a Bubble Land” ambiance. It consists of two giant bubble wand displays, a bubble show performance area, 6 interactive bubble play stations with a variety of colorful hand crafted bubble wands. Our bubble wand workshop teaches kids how to blow bubbles like a pro and create personalized bedazzled bubble wands of their own



Fact Sheet

Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show provides edutainment and interactive play stations services to the event management, education and summer camps industry. The company, established in 2014, is a senior/black owned small business establishment based in Penn Hills of Pittsburgh County, PA with one regular and one temporary employee. 

About The Show - Angelo and Marie’s musical bubble show features a 30 minute bubble show where we amaze kids with bubble sky painting and beautiful bubble sculptures in mid-air, as well as our signature interactive KIB (kid in a bubble). Later kids can play for hours in Bubble Land at our interactive bubble stations 


Affiliations and Business Partnerships:



(BOPA) Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts


Mount Airy Arts Alliance 


Carroll Count Art Council


Other Contractual Business Partnerships:


Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore (Baltimore Inner Harbor)

MICA 

Affiliate Member of Visit Baltimore (baltimore.org)

Carroll Count Public Libraries (‎Eldersburg Branch · ‎Westminster Branch · ‎North Carroll Branch · ‎Mount Airy Branch)


Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show has won repeat performances at venues of the following business partners:


Reginald Lewis Museum 

Maryland Zoo At Baltimore

B&O Rail Road Museum 

Afram Festival 

Artscape Arts Festival

Meriweather Post Pavilion Book Shows

Johns Hopkins University Fests

Mt Airy Art Fest 

Events at the Fields At RFK Stadium 

Baltimore Book Festival 

Brilliant Baltimore 

Light City Baltimore 

Inner Harbor Events 

Baltimore Recreation and Parks 

Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

18 Maryland Free/Public Libraries 

Maryland Public and Private Schools 

Summer Camps and Daycare Centers



Testimonials

“We really enjoyed you a lot today.
We would love to include you in one of our
community or family day events in the future.”
Terry Taylor
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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“Thanks so much for yesterday! The kiddos definitely 
had a lot of fun with the bubbles!”
Kelly Trice
Michele’s Granola

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“I’m so happy to see you Angelo & Marie!!! 
I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time I watched!”
Denise Rohr Laird
Carroll County Libraries



Case Studies

Why is blowing bubbles good for you?
Bubbles provide a point of focus and can help to cultivate mindfulness. Blowing bubbles can have a calming impact on the nervous system and watching bubbles can ...

Jun 29, 2018 — For little ones, blowing bubbles help to teach controlled breathing and deep breathing, especially for children who struggle to count their ...



Jan 21, 2024 — The deep breathing and sensory experience of blowing bubbles can help activate the body's relaxation response and provide a sense of grounding.


Carleton College
https://www.carleton.edu › health-promotion › news › b...
Nov 15, 2021 — Reduce anxiety and stress; Relieve pain; Increase alertness; Boost immune system; Regulate emotions. Practice Bubble Breathing Guide. Open your ...



FAQs

What ages enjoy your bubble shows? 
All ages. Especially ages 3 to 103.


Do teens enjoy bubble blowing?  
Yes! Teens enjoy being put inside of bubbles and exploring them from the inside out. Teens especially enjoy our large bubble sculpting than spans the size of 6 feet or more. 


How long have you been in business? 
Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show has been entertaining audiences for over 14 years.


Where are you located? 
Our office is in Pittsburgh County, Pennsylvania


What is the largest audience you have ever entertained?
PGH Mills Elementary School with an audience of over 200 children


Do you travel to other states to perform?
Yes.


How early in the day do you prefer to start your shows?
11 am. 




Media Coverage


Tribune News Media

https://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com/tribune/article_popover.aspx?guid=5eea8464-6c19-4df1-9764-eb7cb7c24f3e


Baltimore Sun News Media

https://www.baltimoresun.com/2018/04/06/the-fleeting-art-of-the-bubble/


Fox TV News Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx32tOEcjbg&list=PLKJo_geeznZdkHthKb5tApThNvltjhgVu&index=15


Eyewitness News


Art of Bubble Blowing Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOEP9gx6toY


We’ve performed at the Frederick Douglass Museum, The Discovery Station in Hagerstown, the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. The Reginald Lewis Museum, Johns Hopkins university, The Waterfront Partnership Inner Harbor events, the annual Artscape, Afram, many Mt Airy, MD festivals and 5 consecutive call backs from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.


Enjoy our news reviews featured in the following online media: 


https://www.baltimoresun.com/photos/darkroom/bs-dk-bubble-man-20180406-story.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx32tOEcjbg&list=PLKJo_geeznZeR_Grgez_1GU4QCB2GwyLd&index=3


https://www.instagram.com/p/ChfhcmglP2K/


https://www.instagram.com/p/Chn9oErgpUP/



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